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  • GUSD's voting system could be altered

    Glendale school officials are moving to change the district’s voting system from an at-large one to a district-based system to remove the school district from scrutiny under the California Voting Rights Act and the potential for litigation. The...
  • Glendale Community College eyes new voting system

    Glendale Community College eyes new voting system
    Glendale Community College officials are joining other government entities in the city in taking the first steps toward adopting a district-based voting system to avoid litigation and pressure under the California Voting Rights Act. On Oct. 21,...
  • GCC hires firm to assist with redistricting

    GCC hires firm to assist with redistricting
    A law firm was recently hired by Glendale Community College officials to help the school on an “as-needed” basis with redistricting matters. College officials began a discourse over redistricting a little over two years ago when consultants...
  • City to add free self-defense classes for boys, men only

    City to add free self-defense classes for boys, men only
    Rather than get rid of free self-defense classes offered by a city commission for women and girls that puts the city on shaky legal grounds, the City Council this week unanimously voted to offer similar classes for men and boys. Most of the council...
  • Start the Presses: An interesting week in gender issues

    Start the Presses: An interesting week in gender issues
    This has been a fascinating week, gender wise. First, Glendale resumed its women's self-defense class — delayed while officials tried to figure out how to deal with cries of gender bias from a San Diego nonprofit with a self-important name. The...
  • News-Press Editorial: In defense of the male-only class

    A couple of our city councilmen were openly dismissive this spring of the assertion by the nonprofit National Coalition for Men that it was not appropriate that the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women offered free self-defense classes to females...
  • Biography done with integrity

    Oh, the difficult task of bringing the life story of someone pivotal in world history to the stage or screen. Why are the end results so routinely repetitive in structure or endlessly boring in execution? Well, too many biographies spend so much time on...
  • Students improve on exit exam

    GLENDALE — More students passed the high school exit exam on their first attempt in Glendale and Burbank unified school districts in 2010 than last year, according to data released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. Scores for the...
  • In Theory: Is America Islamophobic?

    Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
  • In Theory: Should 'Don't Ask' law be repealed?

    The government is debating whether or not to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the U.S. military's 17-year-old policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian servicemen and women from serving in the military. Some say that the military would benefit from the...
  • Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity

    Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity
    This is the first in a three-part series. In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic. Were I the extremist...
  • Holiday travel on the rebound

    DOWNTOWN — Thousands of area residents renewed travel regimens this Memorial Day weekend, pouring onto highways and into airports as the nation officially ushered in the summer travel season. Be it falling gas prices, enticing hotel and car rental...